Wholefoods Market Kensington

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Venue name: Wholefoods Market Kensington
Address: The Barkers Building, 63-97 Kensington High Street
W8 5SE
Transport: Tube: High Street Kensington tube
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How is a food shop basically an adult theme park of a thousand food and drink adventures. Warranted it is expensive and we can only assume this is down to the ethically sourced produce, premium environment and artisan brands. Admittedly I buy my everyday shopping from the local fruit and veg vendors who also have organic options at a much lower price, but for a treat or a difficult to find ingredient or just a blissful browse this is my Church. Try also Harvest shops that have popped up in Hackney, similar vibe with more of a relaxed cafe set up. The main reason I am here writing this review is I attended a sushi class here last night with Atsuko kitchen and clearsprings and it was incredibly well organised, enjoyable, delicious and the goodie bag was really generous. I learnt so much and talked to interesting people and I would highly recommend these events!


Be warned if you walk into Whole Foods Kensington you are sure to leave with more than a few items. The store boasts a fantastic range of products that you won't be able to find at your local supermarket, a food hall with a huge salad bar and regular well being and fitness events. Food shopping is a pleasure at Whole Foods!


This is such an incredible store! If you walk in you may never come out... or come out with an additional 5 shopping bags. There is such a range of high quality produce, vegan treats, gluten free alternatives... you name it- you can get it! It does have prices to match the high quality so best to go when you are looking for treats rather than a general week shop. Another fun fact about Wholefoods South Kensington is that they hold great well-being workshops on there second floor. I've been to yoga and mediation, both were great and I came away with fab goodies. Worth checking out their website for upcoming events or popping in to have a look at there great selections. 


Walking around Wholefoods Kensington (or any branch) is a bit like a child walking around a toy-shop; so many wonderful food and drink options to choice from (my own personal highlights are the cheese room on the mid level, plus the amazing selection of craft beers available in the refrigerated section). A regular pay-day treat, the upper level also plays host to many different food outlets, including a very good Mexican stall (and all sections have a good selection of vegetarian options available). Tastemaker tip - you can't go far wrong with the veggie quesadilla, oozing with cheese, beans and veggies and a side of guacamole - heaven.


If you've been to Wholefoods in the US this is the closest answer to london's version of this superstore. Several floors of endless organic products, self service nuts, grains, dried fruits and herbs so no more buying in bulk what you don't need. The bakery section is impressive with gluten free and vegan options a plenty and the cafeteria style dining upstairs does not disappoint if offering anything from dishes straight from the work to a self service salad bar that really is more exciting than just rabbit food. Well Worth a visit but be warned you won't leave this place empty handed.


Holy moly this is the GIGANTIC home of all that is healthy. Yes every nut, seed, lettuce, spice, piece fruit has a e-normous section dedicated to it over THREE floors. Am I getting the SCALE across? It's like being in something the size of Wembley Stadium with thousands of carrots, oranges, you name it and stacks of fresh fish and, you know, like olives and quinoa and kale. It's kale-a-rama. If you like food, and you have cash, please visit this beautiful shop. It's got hot food counters that you can eat in the upstairs cafe or head downstairs for more fresh snap than you can shake a stick at. Seriously, it's quite big. Shall I say it again?


Where else are you going to find that gluten-dairy-histamine free, organic, hand pounded artisan bread you've been searching for? Jokes about the worried well clientele aside, Wholefoods is one of my favourite stores for its diverse range of health foods, lunch time samples and top floor restaurants (BONE DADDIES RAMEN). 

They also have amazing nut butter machines which grind up hazelnuts and chocolate chips into a paste, right before your eyes. Healthy nutella!

This is the place for quality food and for things that are a bit different. It is like the Harrods or Selfridges food hall, but a bit better and more organic. Don't go here if you need to save your pennies. I go here to window shop.